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trentemoeller reworked
Artist: Trentemøller
Title: Reworked/Remixed
Genre: Electronica
Release Date: 4th November 2011
Label: In My Room

Album Review

Besides releasing music himself, Anders Trentemöller has a plethora of remixes under his belt already. Many of the remixes he made, as well as reworks other artists did of TRENTEMÖLLER tracks have been compiled now on a collection named 'Reworked/Remixed', released on 4th November.

'Sycamore Feeling' off TRENTEMÖLLER's recent album 'Into The Great Wide Yonder' makes the start in a slow-mo version of singer Marie Fisker. All in all it's got a warmer and less electronic sound, evoking contemplative moods. Next one is a rework Trentemöller himself did of the UNKLE track 'The Answer'. Founding on melancholy piano lines and intricate if subtle electronic incursions it's something to listen to on a really cold winter's day. THE DOO's 'Too Insistent' on the other hand has received quite a typical TRENTEMÖLLER treatment. Bubbling, graceful electronics meld with xylophone sounds and enveloped piano. You know all those ingredients from elsewhere, yet it's the way they're combined and exercised that makes them as intriguing as they are. The last album's closer 'Tide' has been decomposed by EFTERKLANG and supplied with playful electronic beats and chamber music elements. An exciting new side to the track and for me the better "original"

'White Flash' with Thom Yorke's voice on top has some serious clicks'n'cuts incorporated amidst solid club beats and experimental sections which makes this 9 minute monster look like it's taking a few minutes only. 'Me Me Me' could as well be a pop song played on the radio. Sounds like if TRENTEMÖLLER's tried here to keep the very core sound intact adding just a little bit here and there. A simple chord varying in tone is the base for the remix of 'Does Not Matter' by KASPAR BJÖRKE, inflicted with subdued noises, sometimes weird electronic crescendos, but moreover with a fascinating voice. An ominous take on 'Neverglade' opens the collection's second disc. It's a rendition full of shades and shadows lurking around every corner with reverberating, distorted guitars creating a cavernous atmosphere. CHIMES AND BELLS were support at one of the live dates of TRENTEMÖLLER I attended. Their track 'The Mole' is featured on here and brings you in the first few minutes the all-encompassing beauty before the track takes a turn and delves into a murky darkness- A strange ride you're being taken on here.

One of the more famous acts TRENTEMÖLLER has remixed already is most likely DEPECHE MODE whose track 'Wrong' has received a brooding up-tempo club treatment that electrifies on first listen. 'Dirty Snow' of GIANA FACTORY closes the collection. It is less a real song than a collage that focuses on creepy atmospheres. Certainly not the easiest thing to listen to. Ultimately I hope I picked the right tracks to show the variety of moods that are covered on 'Reworked/Remixed' which definitely makes it a set fans and other open-minded music listeners should add to their collection


01. Trentemøller: Sycamore Feeling (Marie Fisker Version)
02. UNKLE: The Answer feat. Big in Japan (Baltimore) (Trentemøller Remix)
03. The Dø: Too Insistent (Trentemøller Remix)
04. Trentemøller: Tide (Efterklang Remix)
05. Trentemøller: Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider Go !!! (Andrew Weatherall Prinz Mix)
06. Franz Ferdinand: No You Girls (Trentemøller Remix)
07. Trentemøller: Tide (Modeselektors Last Remix Ever)
08. Modeselektor feat. Thom Yorke: White Flash (Trentemøller Remix)
09. Lars and The Hands Of Light: Me Me Me (Trentemøller Remix)
10. Kasper Bjørke: Does Not Matter feat. The Pierces (Trentemøller Remix)
11. Trentemøller: Tide (Alternative Instrumental Version)

01. Trentemøller: Neverglade (Trentemøller Remix)
02. Chimes And Bells: The Mole (Trentemøller Remix)
03. Trentemøller: ... Even Though You're With Another Girl (I Blame Coco Version)
04. Efterklang: Raincoats (Trentemøller Remix)
05. Trentemøller: Neverglade (UNKLE Surrender Sounds Session #16)
06. Depeche Mode: Wrong (Trentemøller Club Remix)
07. Sleep Party People: The Dwarf And The Horse (Trentemøller Remix)
08. Mew: Beach (Trentemøller Remix)
09. Trentemøller: ... Even Though You're With Another Girl (Kollektiv Turmstrasse Remix)
10. Giana Factory: Dirty Snow (Trentemøller Remix)
11. Trentemøller: Neverglade (Instrumental Version)




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trentemoeller reworked


Music: 9
Sound: 9
Extras: -
Total: 9 / 10

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